I've wanted butcher block counter tops for the longest time and finally got the chance last year. Unfortunately, they have already started splitting near the sink area where I can only suspect water has seeped in. I had bought and used the non toxic sealant sold by Ikea but when I saw the wood start to grey in some areas, I bought a much stronger, non food safe product. One oversight probably was in not treating the cut edges before inserting the sink into position. I'm heartsick as the crack is getting wider by the minute and eventually the whole thing will need to be replaced... Not sure I will want to risk it again. Also, beware not to actually use the counter as a cutting board as the wood is softer than one might think...
Before & After: Lilly's Laminate to Butcher Block Kitchen Counter Upgrade
|2/8/13 11:05 PM|
uh-oh...My iphone doesn't seem to have the same setting options (I tried the first three wit no luck)No custom vibrations, no new shortcuts and volume control does not release shutter :-(
5 Built-In iPhone Features You Might Not Know About
|2/28/12 2:18 PM|
I think those curtains are really very nice... They look like a shimmery silk, a nice weight, and not cheap I'm sure... I would definitely keep them, but their beauty is drowned out by the wall. Personally I would paint the wall a softer neutral color that helps the gold curtains stand out. Trapezoid removed if possible otherwise, blending in by painting the same color as the wall. I would use accessories/accent pieces (of which there are a few too many perhaps; need to de-clutter a bit) to bring splashes of color. Once the books are up on the shelves, you'll be glad to have a neutral backdrop.
Hivemind Designer: What Would You Do With This Wall?
|1/25/12 2:09 PM|
I SO love this blog! :-)
Shop Smarter: Home Stuff That's Always on Sale in January
|1/4/12 12:51 PM|